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Brooks Foster (WR)
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 211
Conference: ACC
Hometown: Boiling Springs, SC
High School: Boiling Springs HS
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Selected by: St. Louis Rams
Round: 5
Pick (Overall): 24 (160)
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Pick Analysis: The Rams add a big, physical receiver to their roster with the selection of Foster. The former Tar Heel has outstanding size and could become a special teams demon with his impressive set of skills.
  1. Overview
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Overview

Foster made North Carolina's basketball team as a walk on in 2005 and played in five games for the eventual national champions. Great things were expected from him on the football field as well as a top recruit from South Carolina, but he did not step into the forefront during his four years in Chapel Hill. He averaged 32 catches for 412 yards and two touchdowns over his career (30-334-2 in 2008), occasionally making a big play but never becoming "the guy." His triangle numbers intrigue scouts, who acknowledge his unique athleticism. Had an arm span of 32 inches and a hand span of 9 5/8 inches at the combine.


High School

Ranked the No. 11 prospect in South Carolina by SuperPrep. ... Ranked among the top 25 players in South Carolina by The Charlotte Observer. ... Caught 56 passes for 759 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior. ... Returned 10 kickoffs for 275 yards and scored two touchdowns. ... Member of South Carolina's Shrine Bowl team. ... Caught four passes for 72 yards in the Shrine Bowl. ... Caught 35 passes for 500 yards and scored eight touchdowns as a junior. ... Coached by Jeff Snipes, a former assistant coach of NC State's Dick Sheridan.


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Analysis

Positives: Athletic build with room for additional mass. Long arms. At least adequate straight-line speed to challenge over the top. Good agility. Flashes the foot quickness and balance to be an effective route-runner. Generally reliable hands. Can extend outside of his frame and pluck the ball out of the air. Catches and quickly turns upfield for positive yardage. Good strength to run through arm tackles in the open field.


Negatives: Isn't the sum of his parts. Lacks elite top-end speed to challenge deep and the explosiveness out of his breaks to consistently gain separation. Inconsistent hands. Allows too many balls into his chest, resulting in some ugly drops. Struggled with a knee injury late in the year and had to leave the Senior Bowl practices early as the pain flared up again. Knee requires a medical check.


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